2018 Aperture Cellars Red Blend Alexander Valley California USA
A stunning expression of our most complex Bordeaux blend, this wine is composed of one-third cabernet sauvignon, one-third merlot and expertly balanced by the remaining blend of malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot.
Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
The 2018 Red Blend is composed of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The nose offers vibrant berry scents with accents of charcuterie, mint chocolate, cigar wrapper, violets and pencil shavings aromas, and the palate is powerful but featherweight, silky and fresh with a very long, layered finish. I love this balance of ripe fruit, mineral nuance, aromatic purity and structural power. This has the potential to grow into even more of a beauty with some time in bottle.
Rated 96+ Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate